Fall Sports Ramping up for CYO


The CYO program is ramping up for fall sports 2018 as youth from across the greater Portland area and Clark county, Washington practice and prep.  Schedules will be handed out soon and the officials are brushing up on their rules at officials training workshops.  The kids are excited about upcoming contests!  If you haven’s signed up, see your local Catholic School Athletic Director today!  CYO is open to school and parish kids!

Fall CYO Sports include: Cheerleading, Football, Hot Shot Basketball, Volleyball and swimming.  For more information, check out the CYO/Camp Howard website at:



CYO 6th Grade Boys St. Anthony vs St. Andrew Nativity

2017 CYO Sixth Grade Boys

St. Anthony (Navy)

Coaches: Kyle Ferrero, Robert Ferrero & David Roth

Players: Mateo, Nicholas, Russell, Austin, Sean, Pierce, Payton, Nicolas, Garrett


St. Andrew Nativity (White)

Coach: Theodore Brown

Players: Pierre, Adrian, Isaac, MyQuis, Chrisani, Yair, Fernando, Jahad, Jonas, Davyon, Nieby


St. Andrew Nativity School came into the tournament seeded #4 and upended the #1 seed, St. Clare in the second game of the bracket.  St. Anthony, the number two seed won both of their great 8 bracket games leading to the championship game.

St. Anthony’s Nicholas scored the first bucket three minutes into the game.  By the end of the first quarter, St. Anthony lead 14 – 7.  The second quarter saw St. Anthony picking up a greater spread over St. Andrew Nativity with a final half time score of 32 – 16.  The end of the game, however, St. Andrew Nativity was picking up the pace.

The second half began with St. Anthony sinking their first shot and stealing a couple of balls from St. Andrew.  Both teams traded shots back and forth as St. Anthony maintained the lead 40 – 16.

By the end of the fourth quarter, St. Anthony had outdistanced St. Andrew Nativity by a score of  54 to 26.  A fun game to watch as St. Andrew was not a pushover.  Both teams had very athletic players but St. Anthony had the height (this year).

CYO 5th Grade Boys Holy Family vs OLLake

5th Grade Boys CYO City Championships 2017

Holy Family (White)

Coaches Chris Foley & John Gilroy

Players: Andrew, Luke, Lucas, Edward, Timothy, Gabriel, Niko, Sean, Connor, Milan, Paul, Dawson


Our Lady of the Lake (Navy Blue)

Coaches: Scott Adler, Michael McClaskey & Daniel Rooney

Players: Max, Kogen, Grady, Charlie, John G., John J., Mickey, John M., Zach, Nathaniel


Holy Family came into the tournament with one loss in regular season play to Holy Trinity.  Our Lady of the Lake had three regular season losses: St. Pius X, Holy Trinity and Holy Family.  In tournament play this week, Our Lady of the Lake upset the number two seed, St. Pius X to advance to the championship game.

Our Lady of the Lake shot out to an early lead in the game and finished the first half 15 – 10.  With three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Holy Family lead 17 – 16 and kept the pressure on as the quarter ended 23 – 20 Holy Family.

The fourth quarter began with two rapid baskets for each team and a foul drawn by Holy Family that they could not convert on.  Quick paced, helter-skelter, dribbling theatrics, put back attempts were the name of the game for these feisty fifth grade boys whose antics were entertaining and fun to watch.

Holy Family’s Luke F. had the hot hand for the day swishing 3 two pointers at critical moments.  Game ended with a final score of Holy Family 40 – Our Lady of the Lake 27.

CYO 5th Grade Girls BXB Championships Oregon

Madeleine (White)

Coaches: Brenda Baumgart & Kelli Sullivan

Gillian, Lucy, Celine, Emma, Nancy, Eloise, Alice, Mallory, Catherine, Madison, Karson


Holy Trinity (Red)

Coaches: Chris Hicks & Anh Khoa Nguyen

Players: Lauren, Siena, Mikayla, Majorie, Kendra, Lauryn, Kyla, Adrienne, Mackenzie, Taniyah, Evelyn


The Madeleine scored four points in the first 5 minutes of the game and held Holy Trinity scoreless until the last minute and 20 seconds when Holy Trinity scored their first hoop.  At the end of the first quarter, it was Madeleine 8 Holy Trinity 2.

As the second half opened, Holy Trinity added four more points in the first two minutes to come within two.  The height on the Holy Trinity team especially Kendra #42 was a factor under the basket and she wasn’t shy going for the rebounds.

With less than 2 minutes left in the game, Holy Trinity went ahead 19-10, holding the Madeleine to 2 free throws the second quarter of the game.

The third quarter, after pep talks by both coaches, saw both teams with a renewed surge of energy.  Holy Trinity finished the quarter with 13 new points and Madeleine 2 for a quarter ending score of 32 – 14 Holy Trinity.

The Holy Trinity defense forced Madeleine to take perimeter shots while the Holy Trinity team was able to break through for inside shots and most often obtain the rebound for the second and third try.  When Madeleine did get it to the inside they were not able to convert.  This write believes that the height factor for next year’s sixth grade girls will make a big difference!

Game Final: Holy Trinity 42, Madeleine 17

CYO 3rd Grade Boys Championship

Feb 26, 2017

Our Lady of the Lake Coaches:  Thomas Edwards, Keary Lee & Chris Melillo

August, Ryder, Hudson, Caden, Cade, CJ, Brody, Patrick, James, Alex

St. Pius X Coaches: Jabbar Craigwell, David Gorman, Beth Sage

Charlie, Justin, Brayden, Jacob, Tristan, Rowen, Nicholas, Jason, Harper, Joseph, Kellen

Our Lady of the Lake came into the championship as the strong contender having beat St. Pius X in preseason play.  Both teams began the game strong and finished the first quarter 11-8 OLL.  St. Pius X had a hard time getting traction in the second and third quarters finishing 24 – 8 at the end of three.  The final quarter saw Our Lady of the Lake outdistancing St. Pius X 15 – 4.

FINAL 39-12 Our Lady of the Lake

(Photos to come)

CYO Boys Third Grade Basketball Final


A 30 second comeback sparked a barnstormer of a finish in the 3rd grade boys Championship game as the Madeleine team scored 7 points in under a minute.  They came within 3 points with 20 seconds left in the game but fouling to buy time resulted in a 4 point loss to St. John the Baptist.

FINAL: St. John the Baptist 27

Madeleine 23

3 Boys City 2016 1st Place St. John Baptist

St. John the Baptist 3rd Grade Boys win the CYO City Basketball Championship March 5th at Valley Catholic High School defeating the Madeleine 27 – 23

3 Boys City 2016 2nd Place Madeleine

The Madeleine School from Portland, OR took second place in the CYO City Championship Basketball tournament March 5th at Valley Catholic School in Beaverton.

4th Grade Girls Fighting Dutch or All Saints?


The first points of the game were scored, with 45 seconds remaining, in first quarter, by All Saints.  All Saints had 13 kids on the team ( a lot for a bxb team) and they did a great job with getting all of the girls playing time. Both teams played with a significant range of height on the teams.

All Saints led 2-0 at the end of the first quarter and at half time it was the Fighting Dutch 5 – 4.  By the end of the third quarter All Saints had reclaimed the lead and the Final score at the end of 4 was…..All Saints 19 – 11!  (Fighting Dutch are from Visitation in Verboort and St. Francis of Assisi in Roy, CYO’s rural Catholic School teams).  Great job to All Saints and the Fighting Dutch!

The Fighting Dutch 4th Grade Girls win Second Place  CYO Basketball Championship 2015 at Valley Catholic High School

The Fighting Dutch 4th Grade Girls win Second Place CYO Basketball Championship 2015 at Valley Catholic High School

All Saints 4th Grade Girls win CYO Basketball Championship 2015 at Valley Catholic High School

All Saints 4th Grade Girls win CYO Basketball Championship 2015 at Valley Catholic High School